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(Updated    Feb 27 2017
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.10 billion (1100 million)
Mobiles    1080 million 
Landlines: 20. million 
Total no. of PCs: 150 million 
Internet users:  400 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:  168 million
(wired: 19 million;   wireless : 149 million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

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  Putting the network on the cloud!
Significant contribution from its India R&D has helped  global IT infrastructure player, Riverbed to roll out a software-defined  networking solution -- with one foot on ground and the other up in the cloud! By Vishnu Anand  Delhi, February 27 2017: While cloud computing has taken over virtually every possible paradigm of technology – both personal and enterprise tech --  one crucial piece of the computing puzzle is still run in the good old wire and plug method. ....
Sunny Li-Ion!
As mobile phone users  face  chronic battery blues, technology offers some solace Bangalore, February 27 2017: The computing clout of your mobile phone,  grows exponentially with every new release:   Processors are now Octa-core -- 8 times more powerful than  just 5 years ago. ....
Inching towards the autonomous car
Multiple companies in India are working on solutions that  bring the day nearer when cars can drive smartly -- even if not entirely on their own. ...
Indian govt launches free anti-malware tools
New Delhi, February 23 2017: Extending the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign to the cyber world, government   has launched the Cyber Swachhta Kendra–Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre for analysis of malware and botnets that affect networks and systems. ...
Microsoft's Satya Nadella in India, plays maiden visit to Bangalore
Bangalore/ Delhi February 22 2017: Back in India again -- and for the first time in Bangalore, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella,  found time to chat on stage  with Infosys co-founder and first CEO of the Universal Identification Authority of India, Nandan Nilekani at  an  Intelligent Cloud conference event plugged as *. ...

Education and e-learning
Helping to develop analytical skills....
Bangalore, January 25  2016: Jigsaw Academy, The Online School of Analytics in association with CityMandi, India's first wholesale online B2B e-commerce venture came together earlier this month to an Analytics contest for its students. Participants had to showcase their analytics skills on a professional platform. ....
IET announces 2017 scholarship winners
Bangalore, January 12, 2017: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET),  has announced the winners of its prestigious Scholarship Award in general and women category respectively.  Himal Agrawal from IIT Kharagpur and Roshni Chabbra from BITS Pilani Campus won the award in general and women category respectively. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
ixigo flights app updated
January 30 2017:ixigo has launched an all new version of its Flights app which now lets users compare & book flights from across 100+ travel websites. New  and updated features: - Compare flight ticket fares across leading airlines and travel websites such as MakeMyTrip, Cleartrip, Yatra, Musafir, Cheap Ticket, Ease My Trip, Booking. ....
Train app ixigo is now available in 7 Indian languages
Bangalore, January 26 2017: Popular train information app, ixigo trains will now be available in 7 Indian languages - English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil & Kannada. Launching on Republic Day, the new languages offered by the app will cover over 80% of the digital user base in India. ....

PSTakeCare is an app for that surgical journey
Bangalore, December 4 2016: Developed by Takecare Technology Pvt. Ltd,  PSTakeCare is an Android health app that provides end-to-end assistance for patients who need to undergo a surgery. The app offers a list of various surgeries and hospitals that can perform them. ....
From iWave comes a Make-in-India healthcare platform for OEMs
Bangalore, December 1 2016: The many uses of IoT  in healthcare are changing business in the  medical industry through mobile medical applications, wearable devices, telehealth systems etc. Patients can  capture their health data and hospitals can use IoT to keep track of the location of medical devices, personnel, patients etc. ....
Philips underlines challenges of healthcare
Bangalore, November 24 2016: Philips innovation Campus, successfully organized their second digital healthcare conclave. ...

Product Pulse
OnePlus 3T: Performance is the key
 OnePlus 3T raises the  smartphone phone stakes with its  huge,  PC-like  RAM,  beefed-up cameras  and    quick -charge battery   February 26 2017: Smartphones have become a part of our lifestyle and just like fashion trends, the devices also keep upgrading. ....
Zenfone 3S Max comes with massive battery
The larger-than-life 5000 mAh  battery and affordable pricing,  make  the ASUS Zenfone 3S Max stand out in its class. Bangalore, February 18 2017: Most of us want our smart-phones to have all the cutting-edge technology, but there are some , who are very choosy and look out for  one particular feature, for example a professional quality camera, stylish design or a powerful battery. ....
Honor 6X: Dual lens cameras, crack the price barrier
Bangalore, February 18 2017: Dual lens technology is  the in  thing right now for smart-phones, taking photography to  near professional levels. ...

IT's for you
  Siddipet to be first cashless arena, in Telangana
T-Wallets to be launched soon From Leela Rani D Hyderabad, December 16 : Get pro-active to ensure the benefits of the re-organization of the districts in the state reach to those intended, said the Chief Minister of Telangana, K Chandrashekhar Rao, at the Collectors’ Conference held at Pragathi Bhavan, Telangana earlier this week. ....
Grocery app Goodbox, connect other businesses as well in Bangalore
Bangalore, September 27 2016: Goodbox is a  grocery shopping app for Bangalore that has many local grocery stores & supermarkets online that you can buy from directly. You can buy your groceries online by going through over 10,000 grocery items in the MRP checker. ....
IBM & Amdocs will share digital solutions at CEM Telecoms Summit
Singapore, September 22, 2016: Top digital solutions providers, IBM & Amdocs will be sharing innovative digital solutions for telecoms operators to deliver excellent services to their consumer and enterprise customers at Customer Experience Management (CEM) in Telecoms World Summit 2016 which will be held  on Octobe 20 and 21 in Singapore. ...
Epson launches lampless laser projectors
Bangalore, September 20 2016:  Epson, the No.1 projector brand,  has launched its new EB-L1000 series projector based on laser source. ...
Cyber Security Exchange Asia event to feature key regional experts
September 10 2016: The Cyber Security Exchange Asia 2016 conference is scheduled to  take place on the November27-29,  2016 in Phuket, Thailand. ...

IT people
  Anju Chaudhary to lead cloud sales for C-Zentrix
New Delhi,  February 17 2017:  Product company C-Zentrix,  has announced the appointment of Anju Chaudhary as the Vice President, Sales for its cloud business. Before joining C- Zentrix, she managing the online sales and customer delivery unit for MeraJob India. ....
Nitin Rakesh to head Mphasis
Bangalore, January 28 2017: Leading Information Technology services provider Mphasis  has announced the appointment of Nitin Rakesh as its Chief Executive Officer and Additional Director on the Board with effect from  Monday. He takes over the role from Ganesh Ayyar whose tenure is over. ....
Karan Bawa is IBM India MD
New Delhi,  Jan 4 2017: IBM  has announced the appointment of Karan Bajwa as Managing Director of IBM India, succeeding Vanitha Narayanan who is appointed as Chairman of IBM India. ...

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How Philips is using AI to transform healthcare
The Philips Innovation Campus in Bangalore,  is using technologies such as machine and deep learning, artificial intelligence technologies to help in the early detection of diseases.... LiveMint, Feb. 16 2017

Why Trump’s travel ban is so harmful to the tech economy
Silicon Valley exports technology and imports the world’s best talent. That is how it has helped grow the nation’s economy and boosted its competitive advantage. President Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from some Muslim countries sent shock waves through the tech industry over the weekend because it was a loud and clear message to the world that the United States’ doors are now closed..... Vivek Wadhwa in The Washington Post January 30 2017

What the U.S. can learn from India’s move toward a cashless society
India may have leapfrogged the U.S. technology industry with simple and practical innovations and massive grunt work. It has built a digital infrastructure that will soon process billions more transactions than bitcoin ever has. With this, India will skip two generations of financial technologies and build something as monumental as China’s Great Wall and America’s interstate highways......Vivek Wadhwa in the  Washington Post  January 23 2017


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